[ zahy-got-ik ]

  1. of or relating to a zygote.

  2. having zygosity.

Origin of zygotic

First recorded in 1905–10; zygote + -ic

Other words from zygotic

  • zy·got·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby zygotic

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How to use zygotic in a sentence

  • Heterozygote (different yolk), a zygotic individual which contains both members of an allelomorphic pair.

    Applied Eugenics | Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson